This year Kari has earned her highest award to date, 2010 PPA National Photographer of the Year Award. Only two were given out in the state of Washington and she is honored to be one of the recipients of this highly sought out award!!!! Through her hard work, she has also earned her Masters of Photography degree through the PPA!! Her work will be featured in both PPA National Publications this year… PPA Loan Collection and Showcase Books.
On March 29, 2010, for the second year in a row, Kari was awarded WASHINGTON PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR through the PPW. (Professional Photographers of Washington organization) . She also won Best Album and Kodak Gallery Award for her Senior Album of Allyson, class of 2010. She also won Best Portrait of a Child of Zane. This year she was also one of the speakers and taught a class at the convention!!
On April 6, 2009, Kari was awarded WASHINGTON PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR through the PPW. (Professional Photographers of Washington organization) . She also won Best Album and Best Western States Album for her Senior Album of Ashley Ryan, class of 09 and won two awards on a portrait of Karissa Blunck!!!! Best Unclassified Portrait and People’s Choice.
Through the SPPA Kari was awarded ‘Photographer of the Year’ two years in a row!! (2007-2008) (Seattle Professional Photographers Association) She has won numerous awards on her work through these organizations and is currently working towards her Masters in Photography through the PPA (Professional Photographers of America)
She has been an avid photographer for most her life and has been working professionally for over 19 years. Her home-based studio is conveniently located in East Olympia. The indoor studio has a variety of backdrops and props to choose from. The 2 acre outdoor studio has a variety of nature scenes and created scenes. We have the largest outdoor studio in the Olympia area!!!
To keep herself on the cutting edge of her craft, Kari attends professional seminars and classes throughout the year. She competes every year with other professional photographers and continually pushes herself to create those ‘WOW” portraits for her clients ! This year she will be teaching five classes through the PPA , PPO and SPPA.
Kari loves what she does and enjoys helping you create your memories, one portrait at a time! So, what are you waiting for?
Call Kari today to schedule your portrait session! You’ll be glad you did!